Many of our contacts and the people who we have placed are now Chief Patent Counsels and Partners all over the world. The people who we have placed are now our hiring contacts. We have placed some patent attorneys two or three times during their careers and helped them to achieve their long-term professional goals.
We are the “complaint department” for the patent profession, and we know what the turnover record is among patent attorneys at most law firms and corporations.
Many patent attorneys have held a couple of jobs - some have had five or more. When you multiply the number of candidates in our files by the number of jobs they have had, we wind up hearing and cataloging thousands of opinions on every law firm. We know what morale is like at most law firms or corporate legal departments in the US.
We can discern which companies and law firms will deliver on their promises and which will disappoint their new IP hire. Our “naughty and nice” list helps us match the best candidates to the best places to work to provide the most stable fit for all parties.
Additionally, we track the turnover of not only the law firms and companies but also the work experience related to a particular patent manager or Patent Partner. There are a lot of wonderful companies, law firms, Chief Patent Counsels and Partners to work for; there are a lot of awful ones as well. How much better are your chances at success with these types of insights?
Since the start of the pandemic, most interviews only last a couple of hours via Zoom. That is not a lot of time. Is it sufficient time to reveal enough information for an employer to decide whether to make an offer? Is it enough time for a candidate to gauge how well the “fit” is?
When you send us your resume, it will be treated confidentially. Your name, background and current affiliation will not be released to any prospective employer without your permission. It is understood that permission is granted on an employer-by-employer basis. Each employer will be advised that information pertaining to your background, as well as the inquiry itself, is to be held in strict confidence. Upon your request, we will sign and send you a confidentiality letter.